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FBI Chaplains: Bringing the Light in the Darkest Hours: FBI special agents and other Bureau professionals who respond to the bloody, chaotic scenes of mass casualties do so to help and to find answers: Who did it? How? Why?

And there are times when they can’t help but ask another question, one that does not have an easy answer.

“Sometimes the common question when facing such scenes is, ‘Why, God?’ ” said Gary Morefield, pastor of the GV Christian Center in Henderson, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas.

Morefield is one of about 130 FBI chaplains, part of a robust crisis intervention program that provides psychological first aid to FBI employees. The program also includes mental health professionals and specially trained peers.

Like other chaplains, those who work for the FBI are ordained clergy. Although some may lead a church, synagogue, or mosque, FBI chaplains provide spiritual support and guidance to a broader population in the Bureau. They are accessible to anyone, regardless of faith.

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FBI Chaplains: Bringing the Light in the Darkest Hours: FBI special agents and other Bureau professionals who respond to the bloody, chaotic scenes of mass casualties do so to help and to find answers: Who did it? How? Why?And there are times when they can’t help but ask another question, one that does not have an easy answer.“Sometimes the common question when facing such scenes is, ‘Why, God?’ ” said Gary Morefield, pastor of the GV Christian Center in Henderson, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas. Morefield is one of about 130 FBI chaplains, part of a robust crisis intervention program that provides psychological first aid to FBI employees. The program also includes mental health professionals and specially trained peers.Like other chaplains, those who work for the FBI are ordained clergy. Although some may lead a church, synagogue, or mosque, FBI chaplains provide spiritual support and guidance to a broader population in the Bureau. They are accessible to anyone, regardless of faith.